My diet is really good these days because I love how it makes me feel, but this wasn’t always the case. Beginning in college, it was the worst diet imaginable, with a serious addiction to sugar – and food in general.
The irony is that I ate junk food while studying nutrition, but then, so did everyone else. – this was the late 1960s. We were taught to eat from the 4 food groups – meat, dairy, grains, fruits and vegetables, and rationalized that fries, shake, and a burger with lettuce and tomato was a balanced diet.
Few people were overweight back then, despite lack of exercise and consuming plenty of white bread, cola and sugar, and diabetes was rare. Most doctors and even dietitians didn’t believe that food had anything to do with disease, and people just didn’t think about being healthy or fit.
I stayed thin most of the time due to an (undiagnosed) hyperactive thyroid, so figured it didn’t matter what I ate. While avoiding diabetes (borderline at one point), I battled low blood sugar and never felt good. My wake-up call was chronic fatigue syndrome and environmental illness – among other conditions.
Fortunately, my health began to turn around with a gradual change in diet, and I was able to completely heal with Homeopathic Medicine.
These days I feel amazing and don’t even care for most sweets. Following is the diet that got me on track. It is also what I put clients with blood sugar issues on during my years of clinical nutrition practice. Those who stayed with it reported more energy, clearer thought processes, better digestion and an enhanced sense of well-being. They frequently lost weight as well.
A diet of whole foods, combined with lifestyle changes, can minimize your chances of developing diabetes. In many cases, this diet has even reversed type 2. Why not give it a try for 30 to 90 days – What have you got to lose?